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Emergency Management

Located within the Office of Public Safety, the Department of Emergency Management in coordination with local, state, and federal authorities provides emergency management operations to the Providence College community through emergency response education and participation in training exercises that enhance crisis response knowledge and skills. Emergency Management oversees the prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery activities that protect life, property, and the environment from all man-made and natural threats and disasters that impact the campus community and its neighbors.

Reporting an Emergency

The College’s Office of Public Safety is open and operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Blue Light phones and security cameras are located strategically across campus. This equipment is monitored 24 hours a day by security staff.

If you discover an emergency on campus, you can report it in several ways:

  • Dial 2222 from a campus phone or 401-865-2222 from a cell phone to report the emergency to the Office of Public Safety.
  • You also can report an emergency by pressing the emergency button on any Blue Light phone.
  • Provide your name, and describe the emergency and its location.
  • Dial 911

In Case of a Bomb Threat

If a bomb threat is called into your office, you will need to act quickly, but remain calm and try to obtain as much information as possible from the caller.  Keep the caller on the line for as long as possible.  DO NOT HANG UP, even if the caller does.  Contact the Office of Public Safety immediately (401.865.2222) with information gathered from this checklist from the Department of Homeland Security.  

  • Use the checklist to gather as much information as possible.  Write down as much detail as you can remember. Try to get exact words.